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THE OFFSPRING: SMASH

The Offspring: Smash

Nitro
Bad Habit
Gotta Get Away
Genocide
Something To Believe In
Come Out And Play
Self Esteem
It'll Be A Long Time
Killboy Powerhead
What Happened To You
So Alone
Not The One
Smash






NITRO (Youth Energy)

Our generations
Sees the world not the same as before
We might as well just throw it all
And live like there's no tomorrow
There's no tomorrow

We are the ones
Who are living under the gun everyday
You might be gone before you know
So live like there's no tomorrow-ain't gonna waste this life
There's no tomorrow-you ain't gonna live it for me

Believe it
The official view of the world has changed
In a whole new way
Live fast cause if you don't take it
You'll never make it

So if you understand me
And if you feel the same
Then you will know what nitro means
You'll live like there's no tomorrow-ain't gonna waste this life
There's no tomorrow-you ain't gonna live it for me
There's no tomorrow


BAD HABIT



Hey man you know I'm really okay
The gun in my hand will tell you the same
But when I'm in my car
Don't give me no crap
Cause the slightest thing and I just might snap

When I go driving I stay in my lane
But getting cut off makes me insane
I open the glove box
Reach inside
I gonna wreck this fucker's ride

CHORUS
I guess I got a bad habit
Of blowin' away
Yeah I got a bad habit
And it ain't goin' away
Yeah

Well they say the road's a dangerous place
If you flip me off I'm the danger you'll face
You drive on my ass
Your fot's on the gas
And your next breath is your last

Drivers are rude
Such attitudes
But when I show my piece
Complaints cease
Something's odd
I feel like I'm God
You stupid dumbshit goddam motherfucker

I open the glove box
Reach inside
I'm gonna wreck this fucker's ride

CHORUS


GOTTA GET AWAY>

Yeah he's with me all the time
Someone around me just a step behind
Kinda scarey the shape I'm in
Walls are shakin' and closin' in

Too fast or a bit too slow
Paranoid people and it's startin' to show
Down the alley I can't shake
Lookin' over my shoulder is a big mistake

CHORUS
See you in your bed lyin' wide awake
This dream is in my head and it's more than I can take
Think I'm on a roll but I think it's gotta wait
Sayin' all I know is I gotta get away from me

Tell you somethin' just ain't right
My head's all loose but my shoes are tight
But my friends they all dumped
Life is like a riddle and I'm really stumped

There's a reason don't you know
Proper occupation is the way you go
You're being followed look around
It's only a shadow creepin' on the ground

CHORUS

Gotta get away from me
Gotta get away from me

CHORUS


GENOCIDE

Our lives run different ways
Through the rain I see you in the sun
Our star shines anyway
If you reach out darling we are one

CHORUS
One two three four
Dog eat dog everyday
On our fellow man we prey
Dog eat dog to get by
Hope you like my genocide

I find it's such a shame
Through the pain I see things as they are
We're sitting up on a plane
And it's true we're high enough to fall

And in time if we can see the errors of our ways
Would anyone change it anyhow?
Our time is up

CHORUS

I bet you'd only run
If you saw what grows inside
Our own
I bet you'd lead the way
If it were up to you to decide
But it's not

CHORUS

Like a silver flame
Like suicide
Like killing boy
One two three four


SOMETHING TO BELIEVE IN

Hmm I especially enjoyed that one. Let's see what's next.
I believe that reality's gone
Disillusion's real
I believe that reality's gone
And there's nothing to feel

If you take these things
Things that we hold dear
Hands of crime is all you'll find

CHORUS
Give me somethin'
Somethin' to believe in
Somethin' to believe in
Somethin' to believe in
Somethin' to believe in

I believe in the changin' of the guard
Put our feet on the ground
See how it is in your own backyard
Everything breaks down

Do you accept what you are told
Without even thinking
Throw it all you'll make your own

CHORUS

Where they lead
You will follow
Well I guess that's just the way it goes

And if you go away
You'll be doing what they say
And if you've got a life
You'll be seeing that it's right

If you take home anything
Let it be your own two feet
The more single you become
The better off you'll be

CHORUS


COME OUT AND PLAY

You gotta keep 'em separated

Like the latest fashion
Like a spreading disease
The kids are strappin' on their way to the classroom
Getting weapons with the greatest of ease

The gangs stake their own campus locales
And if they catch you slippin' then it's all over pal
If one guy's colors and the other's don't mix
They're gonna bash it up

CHORUS
Hey man you talkin' back to me?
Take him out
You gotta keep 'em separated
Hey man you disrespecting me?
Take him out
You gotta keep 'em separated
Hey they don't pay no mind
If you're under 18 you won't be doing any time
Hey come out and play

By the time you hear the siren
It's already too late
One goes to the morgue and the other to jail
One guy's wasted and the other's a waste

It oges down the same as a thousand before
No one's getting smarter
No one's learning the score
Your never ending spree of death a violence and hate
Is gonna tie your own rope

CHORUS


SELF ESTEEM

I wrote her off for the tenth time today
And practice all the things I would say
But she came over
I lost my nerve
I took her back and made her dessert

Now I know I'm being used
That's okay man cause I like the abuse
I know she's playing with me
That's okay cause I got no self esteem

We make plans to go out at night
I wait till 2 then I turn out the light
All this rejection's got me so low
If she keeps it up I just might tell her no

CHORUS When she's saying that she wants only me
Then I wonder why she sleeps with my friends
When she's saying that I'm like a disease
Then I wonder how much more I can spend
Well I guess I should speak up for myself
But I really think it's better this way
The more you suffer
The more it shows you really care
Right? Yeah yeah yeah

Now I'll relate this little bit
That happens more than I'd like to admit
Late at night she knocks on my door
Drunk again and looking to score

Now I know I should say no
But that's kind of hard when she's ready to go
I may be dumb
But I'm not a dweeb
I'm just a sucker with no self esteem

CHORUS


IT'LL BE A LONG TIME

All this time when you were away
So many days it was
Back and forth we would sway
Making it up was fun

Through the pale reflection we each
Hold the world above these dreams
Eager to leave
Well seeing's believing
It's always the way it goes

CHORUS
When will we ever listen to reason
I have a feeling it'll be a long time
We will the truth be coming to season
I have a feeling it'll be a long time
I have a feeling it'll be a long time

Only want to be your fan
Only time is up
Making the same mistakes again
Tell me I'll be falling

Through the pale reflection we each
Hold the world above these dreams
Eager to leave
Well seeing's believing
It's always the way it goes

CHORUS

Well if they'd try maybe they'd see
It would do a little good to let the world be free
Handshake and a smile gets it all approved
We could turn it all around with the suicide groove

But you know it's not movin' anyone but me
You make yourself see what you wanna see
But you know it's not movin' anyone but me
You gotta make yourself see what you wanna see
Yeah

I see you
Through the pale reflection we each
Hold the world above these dreams
Eager to leave
Well seeing's believing
It's always the way it goes

CHORUS


KILLBOY POWERHEAD

He's a pistol grip
And a lightning rod hammer stop
He always busts his knuckles
When he's wrenchin' up his shit

He just a Killboy Powerhead...yeah

You know I saw his woman
She was writing his name in blood
You know I saw his woman
Hard as a rock

She said she was his baby
Who looked just like the Hoover Dam
You know I saw his woman
Hard as a rock

He just a Killboy Powerhead
Killboy Powerhead
Killboy Powerhead
Killboy Powerhead...yeah,BR>

WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU?

Before you started tokin' you used to have a brain
But now you don't get even the simplest of things
I can draw a little picture
Or even use my hands
I try to explain but you just don't understand

CHORUS
Man you're really losin' it
And you've really done a lot of junk now
But you keep on abusin' it
What in the world happened to you

It's bad enough you do it to yourself
But taking someone with you
Well you know that's something else
I say I'm not that kind of person
I'm not that kind of man
I try to explain but you just don't understand

CHORUS

I might be sympathetic or cut a little slack
If I thought that you were willing to give a little back
But you do it in the morning
You do it in the night
You lie to refrain from just facing your life

CHORUS

So I'll see you tomorrow
You'll be gackin' up again
I'll see you in a coffin by the time your wad is spent
I think of all the times that I tried to lend a hand
I try to explain but you just don't understand

CHORUS


SO ALONE

Look at the crowd and tell me whether
All are surrounded
But some are together
If you're awake, look all around
At all of the people
Still you're so alone

CHORUS
So alone

If I could, I'd make a suggestion
Without sounding preachy
Or begging the question
Melt with your minds
Melt with each other
Don't be surrounded, don't be so alone

CHORUS


NOT THE ONE

I'm not the one who made the world what it is today
I'm not the one who caused the problems started long ago
But now I deal with all the consequences that troubles our times
I carry on and never once have even questioned why

I'm innocent
But the wieght of the world is on my shoulders
I'm innocent
But the battles started are far from over

We're not the ones who leave the homeless in the streets at night
We're not the ones who've kept minorities and women down
Still we grow and then the problems they become our own
We carr on without even realizing why

CHORUS
We're innocent
But the weight of the world is on our shoulders
We're innocent
But the battles left us are far from over

We're not the ones whose pollution balcked our skies
And ruined the streams
We're not the ones who made the nuclear bombs
That threaten our lives
We're not the ones who let the children starve in faraway lands
We're not the ones who made the streets unsafe to walk at night

And even if we try and not become so overwhelmed
And if we make some contribution to the plight we see
Still our descendents will inherit our mistakes of today
They'll suffer just the same as we and never wonder why


SMASH

Head over heels I fell here before
Now I don't wanna do it no more
I'm lying right here with blood on my face
Feeling so bad, so bad I can taste

I'm just like no one
I don't believe in guns
Don't give me shit 'cause I'm not gonna fight
I just wanna be who I wanna be
I guess that's hard for others to see

CHORUS
I'm not a trendy asshole
Do what I want
Do what I feel like
I'm not a trendy asshole
Don't give a fuck
If it's good enough for you
Cause I am alive

Smash is the way you feel all alone
Lying and desperate and on your own
Smash is the way you deal with your life
Life is a gas, it's not pain and strife

Head over heels I've been here before
Now I don't wanna do it no more
I wanna be who I wanna be
I guess it's hard for others to see

CHORUS

Head over heels I've been here before
Now I don't wanna do it no more
I wanna be who I wanna be
I guess it's hard for others to see